Man guilty of child endangerment

A former Fostoria resident was found guilty on charges of child endangerment and kidnapping after a jury trial concluded Thursday.

Randall J. Daley, 26, was found guilty of four counts of child endangerment, two of which are second-degree felonies and two of which are third-degree felonies, and kidnapping, a first-degree felony, a court spokeswoman from Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom said. The jury further found the child endangerment resulted in serious physical harm.

The spokeswoman said the jury found Daley not guilty of gross sexual imposition and also found him not guilty of a specification on the kidnapping charge that he alleged restrained the victim with sexual motivation.

Daley had been indicted on the six charges in January and pleaded not guilty to them in February. According to his indictment, he created a substantial risk to the health or safety of a 1-year-old child that resulted in serious physical harm in July 2011 in Seneca County. A grand jury also had indicted him on a charge of gross sexual imposition, alleging he had sexual contact with the child.

A pre-sentence investigation was ordered Thursday by Shuff.